Nation: The Head Honchos

Most of Barry Goldwater's top political aides are hardy types who can cuss in Navajo or quaff bourbon with the best of them. Among these, Denison Kitchel, 56, a wispy, introverted, hard-of-hearing mining-industry lawyer seems as out of place as a Boy Scout on a bronco. Yet Kitchel served as Goldwater's pre-convention campaign manager and will undoubtedly continue to be, in Barry's own words, "my head honcho."

Sense & Judgment. The son of a prosperous lawyer, Kitchel was born in Bronxville, a New York City suburb, was educated at St. Paul's, Yale and...

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